Prahova Valley Special Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2012, Colinele Dobrogei
The vineyards at Murfatlar are situated on the sunny shores of the Black Sea in Eastern Romania.
Climate / Quality of the soil:
The climate is continental, with average annual sunlight of 2200 hours, average annual temperature between 9.5-10.5°C and the average rainfall of 500-600 mm.
The lithologic substratum is made of gravel, sand and clay with a layer of loess.
Hand harvesting at full maturity; grapes carefully selected
Short skin maceration in vertical tanks
Controlled fermentation at 16°C during 20 days
Bottling and labelling
Total acidity: 6.60 g/L
Residual sugar: 2.88 g/L
The wine displays a pale straw colour with green hints; nice aromas of gooseberries, mangetout, melon and delicate notes of freshly cut grass. The feature of the wine is its freshness. The well-structured palate, and balance between acidity and flavours, is ending in an elegant note of citrus.
This wine is terrific with seafood (oysters and shrimp), salads, fresh goat cheese and herbs.
Best served between 8-10°C